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2017 White Birch Bookstore Events

We have a great series of book store events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

july
Find Waldo   Where’s Waldo 30th Anniversary Party!
Sunday, July 30 at 11 a.m.

The Find Waldo Local Campaign begins on Saturday, July 1, at White Birch Books and the White Mountain Independents, a network of locally owned and operated stores in the Mt. Washington Valley. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press, leads participants on a scavenger hunt through their towns’ business districts on a search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character.
This year, as in the past, shoppers who spot Waldo at participating local owned businesses in July become eligible for prizes throughout the month. The celebration then concludes with a wrap-up party at White Birch Books on Sunday, July 30 at 11 am. Participants will get a “bingo” card with all of the participating businesses listed and can get started from the bookstore on July 1st.

Here is a list of our fellow businesses that are participating or just look for the White Mountain Independent blue flags while driving around the valley.

Cassidy Gallery At Jackson Village
Flossie's General Store & Emporium
Ravenwood Curio Shoppe
Ragged Mountain Equipment
Soyfire Candle
It's My Girlfriend's Consignment Boutique
Spruce Hurricane
North Country Fair Jewelers
Fields of Ambrosia
Assets Jean Co.
Bavarian Chocolate Haus
The HandCrafter's Barn
North Country Cottage
Jewelry by Timothy W. Psaledakis & Friends
The Penguin Gallery
North Conway Public Library, NH
The Design Bungalow
Four Your Paws Only
The Rugged Mill

We will be posting photos of Waldo on our FB and Twitter throughout the month. It’s a great way to visit some of our local businesses in a really fun way!

Where We Spend Shapes Where We Live—SHOP LOCAL!

 
MOUNT WASHINGTON: Narratives and Perspectives   Author Presentation with NH Author Mike Dickerman
Tuesday, July 25, 5 p.m.

Join us at the bookstore for an early evening presentation and book signing with NH Author Mike Dickerman, who will be discussing his newest book, MOUNT WASHINGTON: Narratives and Perspectives and signing copies. Make an evening of it and head out to dinner at one of the The Valley Originals restaurants after the presentation!

For two centuries, Mount Washington has been the object of countless writers' wonder and fascination. In this volume, more than twenty previously written pieces inspired by New England's highest peak have been carefully selected, and collectively these cover nearly every aspect of the mountain's storied past. Tag along on early explorations of the White Mountains and its fabled Presidential Range. Follow the history of the nation's first mountain-climbing train and witness many of Mount Washington's tales of human tragedies. Editor and area historian Mike Dickerman explores the captivating history of one of the Granite State's most remarkable places.

Mike Dickerman is a longtime northern New Hampshire resident who regularly writes, publishes and distributes North Country and White Mountains books through his own publishing company, Bondcliff Books. For more than twenty-five years, his popular hiking column, "The Beaten Path," appeared regularly in newspapers across the Granite State. He has authored or edited numerous books, including White Mountains Hiking History, Stories from the White Mountains and The Life of James Everell Henry, and was a co-editor of the award-winning anthology Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country and the twenty-ninth edition of the AMC White Mountain Guide.

 
september
Author Benjamin Ludwig  

September Luncheon with NH Author Benjamin Ludwig
Wednesday, September 6th at Noon
Location: TBD

We are thrilled to have local author, Benjamin Ludwig, join us for our upcoming luncheon on September 6th. He will be discussing his debut novel, GINNY MOON, at our September luncheon which location TBD and we will keep you posted!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

To Ginny, a child with autism, the word Forever means until the police come.
Five years ago the police forcibly removed her from the home of her abusive birth mother, Gloria. Now fourteen, and in her fourth Forever Home, Ginny remains hell-bent on finding her way back to Gloria’s apartment. She has no illusions about her mother’s addictions or lack of parenting skills. She knows that it might be dangerous – that it might even kill her. Still she plots, obsessed with returning to Gloria’s to find something she insists she left behind, something she hid under her bed. Her teachers, therapist, and new Forever Parents are in turn frustrated, infuriated, and perplexed.
The novel opens with Ginny secretly contacting Gloria and revealing her new address. When mother and daughter try to reunite, the police and courts quickly become involved, monitoring Ginny constantly. After her Forever Mother gets pregnant, Ginny’s already-fragile relationship with her disintegrates, and her Forever Parents begin the process of placing Ginny at St. Genevieve’s Home for Girls, effectively un-adopting her.
But Ginny has other plans. She’ll steal and lie, and reach across her past to exploit the good intentions of her aunt and her birth father – anything it takes to get back what’s missing in her life. She’ll even get herself kidnapped: all for the sake of reclaiming her smothered innocence, all for the sake of finding what she left behind the farthest edge of Forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A life-long teacher of English and writing, Benjamin Ludwig lives in New Hampshire with his family. He holds an MAT in English Education and an MFA in Writing. Shortly after he and his wife married they became foster parents and adopted a teenager with autism. GINNY MOON is his first novel, which was inspired in part by his conversations with other parents at Special Olympics basketball practices. http://benjaminludwig.com/

 
THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE   Author Presentation with Casey Sherman
Friday, September 22 at 5 p.m.

Join us at the bookstore for an early evening presentation and book signing with Fryeburg Academy Graduate, Author Casey Sherman, who will be discussing his newest book, THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS and signing copies. Make an evening of it and head out to dinner at one of the The Valley Originals restaurants after the presentation!

While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man whose love for others was unshakable. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds.

Casey Sherman is a New York Times Bestselling Author of ten books including The Finest Hours (now a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck & Chris Pine) and Boston Strong (the basis for the new film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg). Sherman is also the author of Search for the Strangler, Animal, Bad Blood, Black Irish, Black Dragon and the forthcoming Above & Beyond and The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Sherman is a contributing writer for Esquire and FoxNews.com and has appeared as a guest an analyst on more than 100 television news programs. Sherman is also a graduate of Barnstable High School (Cape Cod), Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, Me.) and Boston University. Half of the authors’ proceeds will go to the Frates family.

 
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